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London gets first "Tiger Crossing" for cyclists

A "Tiger Crossing" combines a pedestrian zebra with a crossing for people on bikes and means that cyclists get the same priority as do pedestrians. They are dubbed "Tiger" crossings because early versions had yellow stripes on black tarmac.

As reported by the London Cycling Campaign, the crossing has been installed on the London Cycle Network route 9 leading up to the Town Hall, which sees many thousands of cyclists a day crossing and had previously caused confusion for drivers.

The London Cycling Campaign said: “The simple effectiveness of this layout should be attractive to every other borough and highway authority in the UK. It is far cheaper and easier to install than a signalised crossing. It also means that there is less delay and higher level of service for all road users.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.